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[BKARTS] Organic bath saves paper from decay



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Organic bath saves paper from decay

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...Scientists have discovered a way to slow the disintegration of old manuscripts.

The technique involves bathing papers in an organic solution doped with alkali compounds and antioxidants. These help to tie up atoms of copper and other metals in the ink that may eat the paper away...

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

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